“I believe being in business period is challenging since there’s a lot of levels to making money … I overcome by understanding that if I want to be successful I have to learn to divide my business attitude and my entertainment persona and grind it out.”
Check out the interview with Moe P exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Moe P: I’m from Detroit originally, but I can say I never put the words entertainment business in a sentence until I moved to LA.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I enjoy word of mouth more than anything. Sometimes I just walk up on people and ask if they listen to hip hop and just bless them with a verse. Honestly, whatever’s clever.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I believe being in business period is challenging since there’s a lot of levels to making money. As far as entertaining is concerned there’s not a mic I’d run from. I overcome by understanding that if I want to be successful I have to learn to divide my business attitude and my entertainment persona and grind it out.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
Detroit will always be Detroit, regardless if it’s in the streets, the church, or somebody’s basement. The soul of the city or the attitude of the environment is alive and well. I like the music because it exists. I don’t like the 97 schools closing down.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Music is worldwide. I hope to see more integrated collaborations to help us learn and become interested in music from all over, for those who are not already. The best thing we can do as artists is stretch out, get connected with the sounds we’re foreign too.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Pick a responsibility, represent your world correctly, and do you. Loyalty and weed.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Everything, I try to be a sponge as often as possible. I could easily sit up and focus on writing all day. It feels better when life hits me and I just have the words.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I just need to catch a vibe, it may come out hook first or I may knock a verse down. Then I build around it.
What do you think makes a great song?
Banging beat, respectable lyrics, and great production.
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